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Anti-Corruption Activist Leads Slovakia's Presidential Election

  • During the first round of Slovakia's presidential election, 45-year old Zuzana Caputova (an anti-corruption campaigner and a lawyer) easily won. While she (a candidate of Progressive Slovakia party) got over 40% votes during the election, her rival ruling Smer-SD party’s Maros Sefcovic received just 19% votes. A second-round presidential election will be held as none of the participants received over 50% votes. If she succeeds to win the second round vote then Zuzana Caputova will become the first woman president of the country. She shot to prominence while participating and organizing a protest against the murder of a journalist, who was probing political corruption in the country.